OFFICIAL RULES & REGULATIONS DEADLINES  - The deadline for verses is Thursday @ 11:59pm EST.  - The deadline for extensions is 24 hours ONLY, making it Friday @ 11:59pm EST.  - The deadline for voting is Sunday @ 10:00pm EST. VOTING  - You must post at least 5 valid voting links within your match.  - Within those 5 links, you must be sure to vote on both the Championship and Contender matches.  - Votes must be at least 2 full lines of feedback per competitor followed by the competitor's name in which you choose to vote for.  - Voting a tie result is deemed a failure to vote.  - Voting links must be posted in your battle thread with the Champ and Contender matches labeled clearly.  - Votes changed after 1 hour of posting will be deemed a failure to vote.  - Voting is open to current participants, past champions, and active RBL moderators ONLY. VERSES  - All verses are to remain within the limits of 8 to 30 lines. Contender/Champion match verses are TO remain within the limits of 8 to 40 lines. Any breach of line limit must be agreed upon by both competitors prior to a verse being posted. Failure to comply will result in an automatic forfeit by all failing parties. An agreement of a line limit will thereby serve as the maximum allowed; competitors are allowed to post under an agreed limit, but never over. An agreement is not required.  - You must not edit your verse once your opponent has posted, who in turn must not edit their verse after the first vote is cast.